Best Box Mods: Reviews by Form Factors and Power
In this article, we will be going over what are the best vape box mods on the market today. There are many new box mods coming to the market, but these listed here, are what we personally think are the best box mods available in each category.
We will go over many box mods in all many form factors to help you decide on your next purchase! There will be six categories in total, single 18650 box mods, single 26650 box mods, dual 18650 box mods, triple 18650 box mods, mini box mods and high end box mods.
Even though there are plenty of box mods currently available for each category, there are a select few that really stand out from the bunch. We do take into the consideration the overall views of the vape community before listing each product alongside personal experience we have had with each product.
Hopefully, after reading this article, you will be able to make an informed decision about the next box mod you plan on purchasing! If a box mod has not made it to this list that you feel would fit in, and you would like people to hear your views, make sure to leave a comment below discussing why your chosen box mod should be on this list!
What is a Box Mod?
In the world of vaping a box mod is pretty much any device that is not in the shape of a tube. Many box mods are shaped like a box, but now vape mods come in a variety of different shapes. Some very popular mods like the ZEN ZNA look nothing like a box. Confusing, right?
Most box mods are regulated devices with variable wattage or voltage power outputs, but you can also purchase mechanical box mods. For the purpose of this list we will only be talking about regulated or digital box mods.
Regulated device on the market are now predominantly variable wattage, meaning you can adjust the power output in watts. Smaller or cheaper vape mods may only reach an output of 15 to 20 watts, while other, more expensive, mods can output 150 watts or more!
A 150 Watt Vape Mod?
That’s right, vape mods can now output 150 or even 260 watts of power. The majority of vapers will never need this much power, so it’s really just for show. For an average vaper, a 30 watt vape mod will have more than enough power.
Box Mods Review
Single 18650 Box Mods
Firstly, we will be going over which single 18650 box mods we think are the best and why. In this section, we will recommend which box mods you should consider and look at what each box mod features, the price and the quality.
Smok Quantum 80w
The first on this list is the Smok Quantum 80w, and there are tons of reasons as to why this box mod has made it to our best box mod list. Firstly, its capability of giving an output of 80w on a single 18650 battery is a great plus, and even though most are 75w, the extra 5w is something definitely not to overlook.
Secondly, is the fact that this box mod features temperature control for Ni200, Ti and SS. Temperature control has become extremely popular as of late, and even though many box mods do offer some sort of temp control, this device gives you the option to tweak the TCR!
This is an excellent feature, and more box mods should have this, as some people may not vape SS316L, and prefer to vape SS317 or SS304, and with the TCR feature you can fine tune your vape experience to that specific wire!
In addition, in TC mode this box mod fires down to a 0.06 ohm! In wattage mode, the minimum resistance this device can fire down to is 0.1 ohm.
Another excellent feature this device has is the OTA (over the air) firmware upgradability. What this means is that you can upgrade the firmware of this device through your smart phone! So there is no need whatsoever to connect this device to a computer for you to update it! This is great, especially for people who may not have a computer, but own a smartphone.
The build quality of this device is definitely something that shouldn’t be ignored. This device is built quite well, and has held up with tons of usage from me personally. In addition, even when in my pocket and being used so often, there are hardly any noticeable scratches! So I can surely say that this device is built well.
Overall, this is a quality device, and offers the user tons of features. The OTA firmware updates and Bluetooth functionality works great, and I have yet to find anything majorly wrong with the Smok Quantum 80w. All in all, I highly recommend this device for someone looking for a great single 18650 box mod.
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Joyetech eVic VTwo Mini
The next up on this list is the Joyetech eVic VTwo Mini. The original eVic Mini was a huge success, and for good reasoning! This newer version relatively keeps the same design, so this device is extremely compact, and feels great in the hands!
This box mod has a maximum wattage output of 75w, which is plenty. This device does feature temperature control for Ni200, Ti, SS316, and TCR modes. Like said previously, TCR mode is a huge plus for any device, as it lets you fine tune your vape experience.
The minimum resistance in TC mode is 0.05 ohm, which is slightly lower than the Smok Quantum mentioned first in this list. In wattage mode, the minimum resistance is 0.1 ohm, which is still rather low, but at least you know you can fire down that low if desired on this box mod.
This box mod is firmware upgradeable, and can be done through your computer. This process is extremely simple and quick overall. With the newer firmware though, you can add a custom logo to your device! This is a nice touch, even though many people may not care about this feature.
Overall, this device is extremely affordable and offers tons of features to the user. Going by how popular the original eVic Mini was, this is going to be just as popular as it still gives all the great features plus more.
Volcano Lavabox DNA75 Mini
The last box mod being mentioned in this specific section is the newly released Volcano Lavabox DNA75 Mini or M. This box mod is designed similarly to the original Lavabox DNA200, but sports a much smaller design. Unlike most DNA75 devices, this device utilizes a single 18650 battery rather than a single 26650 battery, which can be seen as a high plus to many people.
Since using the DNA75 board by Evolv, you can expect an excellent vape experience. From my personal experience, the DNA boards offer a wonderful vape experience, and honestly once you vape with a DNA board it’s hard to go back to other boards. This is all personal preference, but it’s not just the vape experience as to why this board is so popular, as the new DNA boards offer a ton of features.
With the DNA75 board, you can download the EScribe software and with this software you can customize your device! In addition, you can also upgrade the firmware of this device using this software!
By using this software, you can customize logos, wire materials, battery settings, and even monitor your device in real time! The EScribe software definitely has a learning curve, so it’s best that if you decided to purchase a DNA75 device that you research and watch videos beforehand.
With that being said, once you understand the EScribe software, everything is relatively easy to go through and customize. Since you can customize the wire profiles, it can be seen as a huge pro as you can really fine tune your vape experience. You can also set a pre-heat function to reach your temperature quicker, which is a great feature as well.
Aside from the DNA75 board though, this device feels solid in the hand, and is extremely light. Actually, I was surprised on how light this device was at first, even with a battery inside of it. This device just feels of quality, and even though a bit more expensive than the other two box mods mentioned, it definitely deserves a spot on this list.
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Single 26650 Box Mods
In this section, we will be going over which single 26650 box mods we recommend. There have been an increase of released 26650 box mods lately, but there have been a few that have really impressed us in regards to features, design and price.
The first on this list is the HCigar VT75. This box mod is highly sought after due to its elegant design, and being one of the first box mods to offer the Evolv DNA75 board. HCigar has really improved on their products, and this device right here, shows it.
Firstly, it is important to note that this device can be used with a single 18650 battery if desired, but for this section, I will mention this box mod since it does utilize a single 26650 battery as well.
This box mod sports the DNA75 board, and I will not go too in-depth about it since this is not a review, and more information was given about this board in the last section.
However, I will mention that this device does feature temperature control for Ni200, Ti, SS and more utilizing the EScribe software. Also, since using this board, you can upgrade the firmware of this device utilizing the Escribe software!
Aside from the amazing board that this device utilizes, the HCigar VT75 is truly a gorgeous device. The build quality of this device is extremely solid, and once you hold it in your hands you can tell the craftsmanship that went into this device. Honestly, I was very impressed when first receiving this product, especially knowing that it is not USA made.
This device also comes with a “beauty ring”, where you can attach your smaller atomizers within this ring, and screw it on together, which honestly looks great. Also worth mentioning, is that this device can sit up to 30mm atomizers flush with no overhang! This is a huge pro, because many new atomizers that have been released lately have been larger than 22mm.
Overall, the HCigar VT75 is a solid device, and surely one of the best single 26650 box mods on the market. It offers tons of features, and sports a beautiful design while still being affordable.
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Eleaf iStick Pico Mega
The next box mod on this list is relatively new, and it is the Eleaf iStick Pico Mega. The original iStick Pico by Eleaf gained popularity quickly due to its design and compact size. The Eleaf iStick Pico Mega keeps a similar design overall, but is a tad bigger than the original since it houses a single 26650 battery.
It is important to note, that just like the previously mentioned HCigar VT75 this device can also utilize a single 18650 battery, but since it can use a single 26650 battery, it will be mentioned in this list.
The Eleaf iStick Pico Mega has a maximum wattage output of 80w, and features temperature control for Ni200, Ti, and SS wire. In addition, this device does feature a three memory TCR mode so you can fine tune your vape experience. Also, this device is firmware upgradeable so you will always be up to date with this device!
The minimum firing resistance in TC mode is 0.05 ohm, and in wattage mode it is 0.1 ohm. This device does feature resistance lock, which is a very important feature to have in TC mode, so this definitely worth mentioning. In addition, like some other devices, you can add a custom logo to the screen!
Overall, the Eleaf iStick Pico Mega is a great single 26650 box mod. This device offers many useful features, and sports an ergonomic design. This device is extremely affordable, and has definitely proven that it deserves a spot on this list.
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Wismec x Beyond Vape Centurion
The last device on this list is the Wismec x Beyond Vape Centurion 100w TC Box Mod. This device is a bit older than the other devices mentioned, but it’s overall design and chip that it uses really lets this device shine.
Firstly, just like the other box mods mentioned previously, this device can utilize a single 18650 battery as well as a single 26650 battery. Even though it can, this device was mainly designed for use with a single 26650 battery.
The Centurion has a maximum wattage output of 100w, which is a bit more than the other two devices listed in this section. In addition, this device does feature temperature control for Ni200, Ti and SS wire. Just like the iStick Pico Mega, this device features a TCR mode!
The minimum resistance in TC mode is 0.05 ohm, and in wattage mode it is 0.1 ohm. Just like the HCigar VT75, this box mod supports atomizers up to 30mm without any overhang! Included with this box mod you do receive a 22mm decorative ring, where it does make smaller atomizers look better on the device. This is a great inclusion as the 510 connection area is quite large, and may have 22mm atomizers look quite small.
Overall, the Wismec x Beyond Vape Centurion is a beautiful device. Some people may not like the looks of this device, but personally I think it looks great. Aside from this though, this device is really comfortable to hold, and is not too heavy. Lastly, this box mod surely deserves a spot on this list as it sports a very unique design, and offers the user a ton of great features at a decent price.
Dual 18650 Box Mods
In this section, we will be covering the best dual 18650 box mods which we think are great! This was a much harder decision as there are tons of great dual 18650 devices that are currently available. Even though this is true, there were a select few devices that has really impressed us overall.
Smok H Priv 220w TC Box Mod
First on this list is the Smok H Priv 220w TC Box Mod. This device has really impressed us the most due to its design and features. Smok has really come a long way, and with this device right here you can certainly tell.
The Smok H Priv has a maximum wattage output of a whopping 220w! This is a ton of power, especially for a dual 18650 box mod. This device features five output modes, max, minimum, hard, normal and soft. With this you can choose if you want a slow or fast ramp up time, which is handy especially for Clapton builds.
This device does feature temperature control for Ni200, Ti and SS wire. It also features a TCR mode, which is a huge plus. The minimum firing resistance in TC mode is 0.08 ohm, and in wattage mode it is 0.1 ohm. The OLED screen is located at the top of this device, making it easy to see when vaping.
The design of this box mod is similar to that of the X Cube, but much better overall. They have implemented an improved battery access door, which is a huge pro as the X Cube had a terrible battery cover. Also, similar to that of the X Cube, it has an innovative and ergonomic firing mechanism!
This device is firmware upgradeable, so you will always be up to date with this device. You can update the firmware by connecting it to your computer. This process is relatively easy, which is another pro.
All in all, the Smok H Priv is definitely one of the better dual 18650 box mods on the market. This device offers a solid build quality, and has tons of useful features. Even though you may not use all of the features, at least it’s still there just in case you would need it! Lastly, the Smok H Priv is a device we highly recommend for those who are in the market for a dual 18650 box mod.
Wismec Reuleaux RX 2/3
The next device to make it to this list is the newly released Wismec Reuleaux RX 2/3 box mod. Like said, this device is really new to the market, but it surely deserves a spot on this list and we’re going to go over why down below.
Firstly, this box mod is designed similarly to that of the original Wismec RX200, but differs a bit due to this device housing two 18650 batteries. Now it is worth mentioning that this device can utilize three 18650 batteries, but seeing as this device does not include the adapter to allow it to use 3 batteries, we added this device to this section. Also, we believe that this device is more suited for two 18650 batteries, but still having this option is a huge pro!
Just like the other Reuleaux devices, the new RX 2/3 does feature temperature control for Ni200, Ti, and SS wire. This device also features a TCR mode, just like the Smok H Priv.
Similar to that of the RX200s, it sports a huge 0.96 inch OLED display, which is extremely easy to read and just looks amazing.
Since only utilizing two 18650 batteries, this device is limited to a maximum wattage output of 150w. This is still plenty of power, and would satisfy most vapers. In addition, the RX 2/3 is firmware upgradeable and can be done through a PC.
Since this device is similar in design to the RX200, this device is extremely comfortable to hold, and fits much better in the pocket. I personally prefer this design with two 18650 batteries over the full sized RX200.
Overall, the Wismec Reuleaux RX 2/3 is a great device. With its design being similar to that of the RX200, it just fits the hand well, and is really comfortable to hold and use. Seeing how popular the original RX200 became, I can honestly say this device will go down the same path. This device offers the user many great features alongside a beautiful design by Jay Bo. With that being said, it only shows why this device deserves a spot on this list of best box mods.
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Pioneer4You IPV 400
The last box mod on this list is the Pioneer4You IPV 400. This device is one of the latest devices coming from Pioneer4You, and sports a much better design overall in comparison to the previous products they have released. There are many reasons as to why this takes the last spot on the list which we will cover down below.
Firstly, the IPV 400 has a maximum output wattage of 200w, which is plenty for almost all vapers. The maximum Joule output is 120J, which is sufficient as well for people who vape in TC mode.
This device does feature temperature control for Ni200, Ti, SS304 and SX Pure.
In addition, this device does feature TCR modes just like the other devices listed in this section. The minimum firing resistance in TC mode is 0.05 ohm, and in wattage mode 0.15 ohm.
What makes this device stands out the most is its ultra-compact form factor. Typically, dual 18650 box mods are relatively large, but the IPV 400 is quite small overall, making this device extremely desirable.
Overall, this is a well-built dual 18650 box mod, and going by how popular the IPV series is, this device is destined to become popular. This box mod offers a great amount of features, and is one of the only devices that support SX Pure temperature control. All in all, this is a great dual 18650 device, and certainly deserves to be on this list.
Triple 18650 Box Mods
In this section, we will be discussing the best triple 18650 box mods currently available for purchase. Triple 18650 box mods have grown tremendously in popularity over the past few months, and was a trend that started at the end of last year. There are quite a few of them on the market, but the decision was not too difficult, as there were a select few that really caught our attention, and impressed us overall.
Wismec Reuleaux RX200s
Yes that’s right, another Wismec Reuleaux is listed within this article, and there are plenty of reasons why! The original Wismec Realeaux RX200 was one of the box mods that really started the trend of triple 18650 box mods. When people realized the amount of true power that can be attained with them, and not to mention the incredible battery life you can get with three batteries, you can only see why these type of box mods became popular!
The Wismex RX200s improves upon the original design, but keeps the overall form factor, which is a huge pro as many people love the form factor of this box mod. In addition, the RX200s features a huge display, making it extremely easy to see in almost any situation.
This box mod does support temperature control for Ni200, Ti, and SS wire. In addition, just like the previous Wismec product mentioned, this device does feature a TCR mode, which allows you to input your own wire value!
The minimum firing resistance in TC mode is 0.05 ohm, and in wattage mode 0.1 ohm. These resistances are low enough for most vapers, and can fire almost any build you put on it whether for TC mode or wattage mode.
What’s great about this box mod is that it does offer tons of safety features such as atomizer short circuit protection, 10 second overdraw, weak battery, imbalance protection and more!
All in all, the Wismec Reuleaux RX200s is definitely one of the best triple 18650 box mods currently on the market, giving you excellent features, a wonderful design by Jay Bo, and is also extremely affordable! With that being said, you can surely see why this is listed first in the best of triple 18650 box mods.
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Council of Vapor Tempest Triple 18650 200w TC Box Mod
The second on this list is the Council of Vapor Tempest triple 18650 200w TC Box Mod. This device is fairly new to the market, and is Council of Vapor’s first triple 18650 box mod. They are the company who brought you the popular Royal Hunter RDA and Mini Volt device.
This box mod sports a unique design, looking much different than its competitors. In addition, this box mod features a vertical triple loading battery access tray, where the battery section that holds all 3 batteries slides completely out of the mod. This makes removing batteries and installing batteries incredibly easy, and quick. This is a huge pro, especially for a triple 18650 box mod.
The Tempest has a maximum power output of 200w, and a minimum atomizer resistance of 0.05 ohm. This device also features three output modes that you can select from, soft, standard and powerful. Each has its own style of ramp up, which is a great addition to the vape experience you get from this vape box mod.
This device is constructed of a zinc alloy shell with a carbon fiber inlay, giving it an eye appealing design. The overall design of this box mod is ergonomic, so it is definitely comfortable to hold in the hand.
The CoV Tempest does support temperature control for Ni200, Ti and SS wire. It does not have a TCR mode like the previous device mentioned, but it does have temperature control for wire materials used the most in TC mode.
All in all, the Council of Vapor Tempest Triple 18650 200w TC Box Mod surely deserves a spot on this list. The overall design of this box mod is excellent, and the way you insert the batteries is just amazing. That feature alone is great, because you have a much less chance of ruining your batteries wraps with this design.
Even though this is Council of Vapor’s first triple 18650 box mod, they surely did a great job on it. This is definitely a triple 18650 box mod that I recommend for people looking for a stylish device that offers tons of features.
Eleaf iStick 200w TC Triple 18650 Box Mod
The last triple 18650 box mod that made it on this list is the Eleaf iStick 200w TC. This is Eleaf’s first triple 18650 device, and offers a much different design in comparison to the other two devices mentioned in this list.
The Eleaf iStick 200w TC features a unique design with the fire button being in the front of the device. This can be a con for some people, but it did not bother me whatsoever. I can say, however that this type of design is surely something to get used to. The overall design though is comfortable in the hand, and the menu system is easy to go through.
This vape box mod does have a maximum output wattage of 200w, and it does feature temperature control for Ni200, Ti and SS wire. This device also features a three memory TCR mode, so you can set multiple different values, and have them saved!
This is an excellent feature as it can save you time, especially if you like using different wires for TC mode. This mod is firmware upgradeable as well, so you will always be up to date with this device!
The minimum firing resistance in TC mode is 0.05 ohm, and the iStick 200w does feature resistance lock which is crucial for TC mode. In addition, the minimum firing resistance in wattage mode is 0.1 ohm.
The battery door on this box mod is located on the bottom, and is easily accessible. It is a locking battery access door, and swings open for you to insert your batteries one by one. This is by far the easiest triple 18650 device to insert your batteries or take them out, which is a huge pro.
Also, the Eleaf iStick 200w does offer the user many safety features such as reverse polarity protection, imbalance protection, temperature protection and more!
All in all, the Eleaf iStick 200w is one of the most affordable triple 18650 box mods on the market, but still offers tons of features to the user. So even though you are cutting costs, you are definitely not cutting on the features! This is a triple 18650 box mod I do recommend, especially people who are on a budget.
Mini Box Mods
In this section, we will be covering what are the best mini box mods currently available in our opinion. Mini box mods became popular extremely quickly, and many companies have jumped aboard and have made their own. Even though this specific category does not have a ton of devices available, there were still a few that really caught our eye.
Vaporesso Target Mini 40w
The first box mod to be listed here in this category is the Vaporesso Target Mini 40w. This device is fairly new to the market, and takes the design of the popular Target mod, but shrinks it down into a miniature version. This is definitely a good thing, as many people loved the original design of the Target by Vaporesso!
This mini box mod has a maximum wattage output of 40w, and features temperature control for Ni200, SS and Ti! In addition, this device features a TCR mode, which is a huge plus! It’s amazing how a device this small can pack so many features!
This device has a maximum voltage output of 9v, which is a huge plus for people who vape higher resistance coils. The reason why is, because with higher resistance coils you need a device that can output a very high voltage to get a satisfying vape, and in this case, the Target Mini does!
The Target Mini sports an internal battery rated at 1400 mAh. You can charge this device via Micro USB, and with this small of a battery, it’ll definitely charge fairly quickly. The overall design of this mini box mod is definitely eye pleasing, and is extremely compact.
Overall, the Vaporesso Target Mini 40w definitely deserves to be mentioned first on this list! This small device offers tons of features that you would normally see on much bigger devices, such as temperature control and a TCR mode. The Target Mini delivers in every way, and is hard to beat for its price. If you are looking for a mini box mod, this is a device surely to consider!
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Artery Vapor Nugget 50w TC Nano Box Mod
The second mini box mod on this list is the Artery Vapor Nugget 50w TC. This is device has been out for quite some time now, and is one of the original mini box mods that came out. Now I do want to state that there has probably been many mini box mods released in the past, but the boost in popularity happened not too long ago; hence is why I am stating this box mod was one of the originals in regards to when the popularity had began.
The Artery Nugget has a maximum output wattage of 50w, making it slightly more powerful than the previous device mentioned. In addition, this device has a maximum voltage output of 8v, so it is great to use with higher resistance coils as well.
This device does feature temperature control for Ni200, Ti and SS wire. It is worth mentioning though, that this device does not feature a TCR mode, so you cannot input your own wire values like the Target Mini.
What is definitely unique to this box mod though, is that this device is firmware upgradeable! This is an excellent feature, and surprised me, as many mini devices do not offer this feature.
The Artery Nugget features an internal 1000 mAh battery which can be charged via Micro USB. This is quite less than the Target Mini, but can still last a decent amount of time.
It is important to note that since many of these mini box mods have very little battery capacity, so if you are continuously vaping at higher wattages, the battery definitely won’t last long.
The Artery Nugget definitely deserves a spot on this list, as it offers a ton of features in a compact form factor. This device sports a fairly simple design, and is available in a variety of colors, which is another huge plus! This device also features firmware upgrades which again is another huge pro, as this is something that should be standard in any device, but impressive for this box mod since it is quite small!
All in all, if you are looking for a simple and quality mini box mod, this is something I surely recommend, especially for all that you get with its price point!
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Council of Vapor Mini Volt V2 40w Box Mod
The last device to be listed in this category is the Council of Vapor Mini Volt V2. This is the latest version of the popular Mini Volt, and they have added a few improvements overall, but has kept the same design. This is the box mod that started the trend of Mini Box Mods, and definitely deserves a spot on this list!
The Council of Vapor Mini Volt V2 has a maximum wattage output of 40w, and does not feature temperature control. This is probably going to be a con for many people, but for me it is not, as I do not vape temperature control all too often.
The Mini Volt V2 features three modes that you can select from, similar to that of the Tempest Triple 18650 Box Mod. The modes are soft, standard and power. Each mode has its own ramp up, and are best suited for different resistances or preferred style of vape.
A major improvement this box mod features is the rapid charge! This device can be fully charged in only 90 minutes! This is an excellent feature as many people really disliked how long the original version took to charge. The battery capacity of this device is rated at 1200 mAh.
The display screen is located at the top of the device, making it easy to see as your vape. The screen itself is quite small, but still can be easily read. I can see some people seeing this as a con, but I had no issues seeing the text in the screen.
All in all, the Council of Vapor Mini Volt V2 Box Mod definitely deserves a spot on this list, especially seeing the original version is what started the craze of mini box mods! This box mod is extremely stylish and ergonomic. With its rapid charge, and ultra compact form factor, it provides the vaper with an excellent stealth vape! With the reasons listed, you can only see why this device is listed in this category.
High End Box Mods
In this section we will be going over some high end box mods. There are quite a few high end box mods currently available on the market. We will be taking into consideration price, features and overall quality.
Vapor Shark Vapor Flask DNA133 Box Mod
The first device to be listed here in this category is the Vapor Shark Vapor Flask DNA133. This device is fairly new to the market, and is one of the latest box mods offered by Vapor Shark. Many people loved the original Vapor Flask, and with this new version they have kept the same design, but gave it a ton of improvements!
Firstly, this device utilizes the amazing DNA200 board by Evolv. I will not be going in-depth with the DNA200 board itself, but list many key features it offers. Since only requiring 2 high drain 18650 batteries, this device is limited to 133w while utilizing the DNA200 board.
With that being said, this Vapor Shark Vapor Flask DNA133 features temperature control for various wires, and you can fine tune your vape experience using the EScribe software! This is a huge improvement as the last Vapor Flask used a much older board, and was limited to 100w. With EScribe software you can also upgrade the firmware of this device.
To simplify things, Vapor Shark has included 7 pre-loaded user profiles for Ni200, Kanthal, SS316L, Titanium and Sweet Spot Titanium. This is great as you do not have to go into EScribe to set up wire profiles as they have already included 7!
Another huge improvement over the last is how you access your batteries. In the last version, it was a hassle accessing your batteries as they used a threaded battery contact at the bottom, which took quite some time to change your batteries. In this new version, the back of the device is the battery cover, and can be removed to display your battery compartment! This makes it much easier to access your batteries, and is just much faster overall.
Now if you wanted to you can charge your device with the Micro USB port, and this box mod features Zip Charging which can provide you with a full charge in only 90 minutes! Since the DNA200 board features balanced charging, it is safe to charge your batteries in this manner.
The fit and finish of this device is excellent. This device has an oxidized matte black finish with rubberized coating, making it extremely pleasing to the eye. Just like the previous Vapor Flask, the display screen is located at the top of the device, and is relatively big, so viewing this screen is no issue at all.
In addition, Vapor Shark has stated they have improved upon the finish of their devices, which should resolve many concerns that people have had in the past!
All in all, the Vapor Shark Vapor Flask DNA133 Box Mod surely deserves a spot in this list. The Vapor Flasks are highly sought by many people, and overall provide a great vape experience. Since this new version relatively keeps the same design, it still is ergonomic and extremely comfortable to hold in the hand. With all of these reasons, you can see why this device is mentioned first in the high end box mods list.
YiHi SX Mini Q Class
The next and last device to be listed in this category of best high end box mods is the YiHi SX Mini Q Class. YiHi has always released quality devices, and just like the rest, the Q Class carries a hefty price tag. This box mod sports the newest YiHi chipset, and is much different than all of the previous YiHi devices.
The Yihi SX Mini Q Class features the new SX450J chipset, which allows this device to have a maximum output wattage of 200w. This device does require 2 high drain 18650 batteries for operation, which is definitely new as the previous vape box mods would only house a single 18650 battery!
This box mod supports temperature control for Ni200, Ti and SS wire. In addition, the Q Class supports atomizers with SX Pure Technology, and is one of the only devices to do so. The minimum firing resistance in both TC mode and Wattage mode is 0.05 ohm, which is extremely low. This is a huge pro as many devices cannot fire down that low.
This device does feature USB Charging, and has a maximum charge rate of 2A. With 2A charging, you will charge your batteries extremely quick, but as always, it is recommended to always charge your batteries in an external charger. In addition, you can upgrade the firmware of this device using the USB port.
The YiHi SX Mini Q Class offers the user many safety features such as low voltage protection, low resistance protection, low battery warning and more! This is great as it gives the user a peace of mind.
All in all, the YiHi SX Mini Q Class is a beautifully design piece of hardware. This is the only YiHi device that supports more than one 18650 battery, and they knocked it out the park! This device feels of quality, and provides a quality vape as well. The YiHi SX Mini Q Class is definitely a high end box mod I would recommend as it offers a gorgeous design, and the reliability of its newest chipset.
Box Mods Reviewed by Power
Since more power usually means more money, I will divide this best vape mod list up into four categories.
- Beginner – 20 watt mods
- Intermediate – 30 watt mods
- Advanced – 50 watt mods
- Expert – 150 watt plus mods.
I hope this will help make your search for the best box mod even easier.
Best Beginner Box Mod (20 Watt)
Eleaf iStick 20
The first box mod on the list is the original 20 watt Eleaf iStick. This mod started the mini box mod craze resulting in every manufacturer releasing their own compact box mod. Because the Eleaf iStick was an affordable, good looking, box mod, everyone wanted one.
The Eleaf iStick 20w is still a great device for people new to vape mods who don’t require a lot of power or the ability to sub-ohm. If you combine the iStick with an Aspire Nautilus mini, you have a new age e-cigarette starter kit. However, now it may be better to consider spending an extra 5 bucks to get the upgraded iStick 30w listed in the intermediate section.
- Price: $29.99 – $34.99
- Wattage Output: 2 â€” 20 watts
- Voltage Output: 3.0 â€” 5.5 volts
- Atomizer Ohm Capability: 1.0 â€” 3.0ohms
- Battery: Built in 2200mah
- Size: 3″ x 1-5/16″ x 13/16″
Buy here for $29.99 OR See other iStick 20 Deals
iTaste MVP 20w
The iTaste MVP 20w by Innokin is box mod and a portable power bank in one, making it an extremely useful device. Its internal 2600mah battery powers the device and can also be used to charge other electronic devices via a USB output port.
The MVP series of vape mods by Innokin are known to be durable and useful e-cigarettes. The iTaste MVP 20w is a variable voltage and variable wattage device. You can adjust the output power from 6.0 to 20.0 watts or 3.0 to 7.5 volts. The MVP 20w also has features such a 32-bit ARM microprocessor and VDC power output to provide users with a smooth and consistent vape.
For under $40 the iTaste MVP 20w is a great box mod and would be a perfect choice for any vaper.
- Price: $29.99 – $39.99
- Wattage Output: 6.0 â€” 20.0 Watts in 0.5 watt increments
- Voltage Output: 3.3 â€” 7.5 volts in 0.1 volt increments
- Atomizer Ohm Capability: 1.0ohm+
- Battery: 2600mah
- Size: 4.21″L x 1.61″W x 0.86″D
Buy here for $29.95 OR See other iTaste MVP 20w Deals
The Joyetech eGrip is a unique device because it’s one of the first all-in-one vape mods. Instead of buying a separate atomizer to go with your box mod, the eGrip has a built in tank atomizer with replaceable coils.
The built-in tank can hold up to 3.6ml’s of e-juice. To refill it simply pop open a flap on the side of the mod to reveal the fill hole. You can even adjust the airflow on the eGrip by twisting a small screw on the side of the device.
The eGrip has a built in 1500mah battery which will last a decent amount of time when powering the included 1.5ohm replacement coil heads. Surprisingly for being an all-in-one device the Joytech egrip is quite small. This is a great box mod for a beginning vaper or for a more advanced vaper to use as a travel or back up mod.
- Price: $59.99 – $69.99
- Wattage Output: Up to 20 watts
- Voltage Output: Up to 5.5 volts
- Atomizer Ohm Capability: 1.5ohm Coils
- Battery: 1500mah
- Size: 3″ x 1-3/4″ x 15/16″
Buy here for $48.95 OR See other eGrip Deals
Best Intermediate Box Mod (30 Watt)
Eleaf iStick 30
The Eleaf iStick 30 is an upgraded version of the original iStick mod with increased power output and the ability to fire sub-ohm atomizers. The look of the iStick 30 is almost identical to the first version. The exception is a lip that extends over the edge, this is so 22mm wide atomizers won’t stick over the edge.
The improvements over the original iStick make the new iStick 30 a perfect box mod for the majority of vapers. Now you can find atomizers as low as 0.4ohms with an adjustable output power from 5 to 30 watts. The best part is that the price isn’t much more than the original. It’s definitely worth it.
- Price: About $34.99 to $39.99
- Wattage Output: 5.0 to 30.0 Watts
- Voltage Output: 2.0 to 8.0 Volts
- Atomizer Ohm Capability: 0.4ohm Plus
- Battery: 2200mah
- Size: 3-1/8″ x 1-5/16″ x 13/16″
Buy here for $44.99 OR See other iStick 30 Deals
iTaste MVP 3.0
The iTaste MVP 3.0 is the latest box mod in Innokin’s MVP series. When compared to the MVP 20w, version 3.0 can output up to 30 watts and fire atomizers down to 0.4ohms. It also has a larger 3800mah internal battery that can be used to charge other electronics.
The main downside the iTaste MVP 3.0 is its size. The mod measures 4” tall, 1-3/4” wide and 7/8” deep, making it a bit too large for some people to hold comfortably. I personally feel that it’s too big, but I tend to prefer smaller, more compact, vape mods.
If you want a huge internal battery and don’t mind the size, go with the MVP 3.0. If a large box mod is a problem for you, go with something else.
- Price: $59.99 – $69.99
- Wattage Output: 6.0 â€” 30.0 Watts in .5 watts increments
- Voltage Output: 3.0 â€” 9.0 volts in .1 volt increments
- Atomizer Ohm Capability: 0.4 to 2.5ohm
- Battery: 3800mah
- Size: 4″ x 1-3/4″ x 7/8″
Buy here for $63.49 OR See other iTaste MVP 3 Deals
Sigelei Mini 30w
I’ve had my Sigelei Mini 30w for about a month now, and I’ve been using it nonstop. It’s a great little box mod and comes with a cool rubber case that softens the somewhat sharp edges of this very boxy box mod. I really like the battery cover on the Sigelei Mini 30w. It’s positioned on the side of the mod and held in place with a few small magnets. Unlike most other box mods, with back battery covers that can shift while you grip the device, the Sigelei Mini 30’s cover never shifts and is super easy to remove and replace.
The Sigelei Mini 30 can even be operated in a DC-DC. This makes it act more like a mechanical mod and can fire atomizers even lower than 0.3ohms. Overall the Sigelei Mini 30w is a great mini box mod. I just wish the corners were more rounded and it was a bit smaller.
- Price: $36.99 – $44.99
- Wattage Output: 5 â€” 30 watts (in 0.1 watt increments)
- Voltage Output: Up to 8.5 volts
- Atomizer Ohm Capability: 0.3ohms and up
- Battery: 18650
- Size: 3-1/2″ x 1-3/8″ x 7/8″
Buy here for $54.99 OR See other Sigelei Mini 30 Deals
Best Advanced Box Mod (50 Watt)
Eleaf iStick 50
The Eleaf iStick 50 is currently the most powerful and largest device in the iStick series. As I write this, it’s the most sought after box mod. Many vendors are sold out, and users seem to really enjoy the device.
Even though the Eleaf iStick 50 is the largest of the iStick mods, it’s still a fairly compact device, and the rounded corners make it very comfortable to grip and fire. The LED screen is positioned front and center, with two adjustment buttons located right above so you can easily adjust the output power.
The power source on the iStick 50 is a large built in Li-Ion battery with a very generous 4400mah capacity. If you vape above 1.0ohms, this battery will easily last you all day. Sub-Ohm vapers will like the iStick 50’s ability to fire all the way down to 0.2ohms.
I really don’t have anything negative to say about the Eleaf iStick 50; it has everything you need at a great price point.
- Price: $49.99 – $54.99
- Wattage Output: 5 to 50 watts (in 0.1 watt increments)
- Voltage Output: 2 to 10 volts (in 0.1 volt increments)
- Atomizer Ohm Capability: 0.2ohm and up
- Battery: Built-in 4400mah battery
- Size: 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ x 7/8″
Buy here for $54.99 OR See other iStick 50 Deals
IPV Mini 2
The IPV Mini 2 is an upgraded version of the IPV MIni mod by Pionerr4you. The original IPV Mini is a great box mod but it only outputs up to 30 watts of power. The only reason I didn’t list it in the “30 Watt” category is because I was going to list the IPV Mini 2 here.
The IPV Mini 2 utilizes a Yihi SX330V2C chip set making it quite a bit more powerful than the original. Its capable of outputting between 5 to 70 watts or power making it the most powerful mod in the “Advanced – 50 watt” category. It has a floating 510 center pin and can fire atomizers as low as 0.2ohms and as high as 3.0ohms.
Just don’t let the “Mini” in its title fool you, its one of the largest Mini box mods but it’s also the most powerful. If you like a lot of power but find the dual-18650 vape mods too big the IPV MIni 2 would be a great choice.
- Price: Around $64.99 – $74.99
- Wattage Output: 5 to 70 watts (in 0.1 watt increments)
- Voltage Output: 3.6 to 8.5 volts (in 0.1 volt increments)
- Atomizer Ohm Capability: 0.2ohm- 3.0ohm
- Battery: 18650 battery
- Size: 3-3/4″L x 1-9/16″W x 7/8″
Buy here for $69.99 OR See other IPV Mini 2 Deals
Full IPV Mini Review – This is the first version
IPV2, IPV2s, & IPV2x
The IPV2 is another exceptionally popular box mod made by Pioneer4you; they now offer a few upgraded models, including the IPV2s and IPV2x. Here are the main differences between the three versions:
- IPV2 â€” Original 50 Watt box mod
- IPV2x â€” 50 or 60 watt box mod with profile memory
- IPV2s â€” 60 Watt box mod that can be upgraded to 70 watts, Tactile buttons
You may simply want to base your decision on which one to get by the price. If you need more power than 50 watts, you may just want to purchase the IPV3, which can output up to 150 watts of power.
The IPV2 requires an 18650 battery for power and uses a SX330 chip-set. One unique feature of the IPV2 is that it has two firing switches, the usual button and a touch sensor firing switch that senses when your finger is touching it.
- Price: $89.99-$99.99
- Wattage Output: 7 â€” 50 watts (or 60/70 depending on version)
- Voltage Output: 3.6 â€” 8.5 volts
- Atomizer Ohm Capability: 0.2ohms and up
- Battery: 18650
- Size: 4″L x 2″W x 7/8″
Best Expert Box Mod (150 Watt)
If you’re looking for a lot of power but don’t want to break the bank, the Sigelei 150w mod is an excellent option. This box mod can output between 10 and 150 watts of pure vaping power for as little as 100 bucks. It requires two high discharge 18650 batteries and uses a YiHI chipset.
The Sigelei 150w mod is constructed with an aluminum body and can fire atomizers as low as 0.1ohms. The firing switch is nice and large, making it quite comfortable to fire. A back panel held in place by magnets eliminates the need for a screwdriver to change out the batteries.
An â€œONIâ€ edition of the Sigelei 150 watt mod that looks pretty cool was just released; you may want to check it out.
- Price: $99.99 – $119.99
- Wattage Output: 10 to 150 watts
- Voltage Output: 7.4 – 8.2 ??
- Atomizer Ohm Capability: 0.1ohm and up
- Battery: Dual-18650
- Size: 4.05” x 0.9” x 2.32”
The IPV3 is a viable option if you need a lot of power; it’s capable of up to 150 watts right out of the box, however it can also be upgraded to 180 watts. The device is made from aluminum and requires two 18650 batteries with a continuous discharge rate of 30 amps or more.
The IPV3 uses the latest SX330 V3S module chip and can fire atomizers down to 0.1ohms. Even though the device has a touch sensor firing switch built in to the box, initially, it will not be operational. Functionality may be added with later firmware updates. I believe this is because the switch can’t currently handle the 150 watt output.
All of the IPV2 mods have received great reviews so far, so I expect the IPV3 to be another high quality device.
- Price: around $119.99-$139.99
- Wattage Output: 7 to 150 watts (upgradable to 180 watts)
- Voltage Output: 1 to 7 volts
- Atomizer Ohm Capability: 0.1ohms and up
- Battery: Dual-18650
- Size: 4-1/8″ x 2-1/4″ x 15/16″
Buy for $109.95 here OR See other IPV3 Deals
In conclusion, this article is here to help you make a decision on which box mod you should purchase in the future. These are the best box mods of each category, and we underline the many reasons as to why these mods have been chosen. There are tons of different options available, and some may like other box mods more than the ones that were listed here.
We have added all of these categories, as many people are in the market for different types of mods, and may have a different price point in mind than others. In addition, some people may be focused on a specific feature rather than how the device looks.
Overall, we went over the many features of each device, and why it is great to have all of these features. In addition, with some devices we do mention what we did not like about it or what people may not like, as no device is completely perfect.
If you are more interested in products which are aimed more towards beginners, then head over to our Vaping 101 article right here! In this article we go over tons of different useful information in regards to vaping, and go over some great vape starter kits! You can also click the link down below to go there as well!
Remember all of this is subjective, but these are box mods that are highly rated among the vape community, reviewers, and VapingCheap.
Hey Steve, quick question…what did you mean by saying the RX 2/3 does not come with the adapter for a 3rd battery?
I have 2 of these, and both came with 2 diff battery doors, one for 3 batt setup & 1 for a 2 batt setup.
Thanks for the ‘Best of…’ lists, I enjoy them!
Steve Bacchus 09/19/2016
I must’ve been wrong, if yours did indeed come with it. From all the descriptions I’ve seen they say that the 3 battery door is a separate purchase and is not included. I assume maybe the earlier versions that were sent didn’t include them. Thanks for bringing that up to my attention! Also, you’re welcome for the list, glad you enjoyed it!
Steven Bearden 09/19/2016
Every description available does indeed feature both battery doors as coming standard with the package. Including the link to the device provided with the article.
It is the main selling point of the device. Yours is literally the only place I’ve seen on the internet to suggest that it doesn’t come with both doors.
Also, for a site dedicated to vaping cheap, your link’s selling price for the RX 2/3 is running a good 15-20 bucks MORE than this device can easily be found.
Steve Bacchus 09/19/2016
The description of what this box mod includes from the link provided says this product includes One Wismec RX2/3 Modular Box Mod, One Micro USB Cable, and User Manual and Warning Card. The other reputable websites I have found do not currently have them in stock, aside from China vendors. I also have tons of deals listed on the website that can be found as well for this product. The link provided will almost always have these products stocked; therefore to me, it is a great place to buy it from alongside the customer service provided from the company I have linked to nor is the pricing too high as it is a USA vendor. This is why I choose this vendor for this article, so I know in the future people will have access to purchasing this product if desired. Also checking other reputable vendors, they all stated it includes a battery door for 2 cells not 3 cells. If it does indeed include the 3 battery door piece, I’m glad, as I feel this is a huge selling point also, but I do not want to steer the audience in the wrong direction in a case where one may not be sent with that specific piece. I will contact this vendor, and other vendors to assure this product includes or does not include the back piece, and if so I will adjust the article. Thanks for your comment.